This simple video suggests that on rainy days you take a little time to talk to your children about food. Specifically, the examples are fruits and vegetables.
A part of the transcript (clearly created by voice recognition – this excerpt is corrected):
What about, if on a rainy day, especially if you’re a stay-at-home mom or a stay-at-home dad, that you took the time to explain to kids everything about food. Doesn’t cost anything. They just need to get into the cupboard. Or refrigerator.
The narrator suggests that you talk about what is in the food, where it came from, how you might grow the seeds, that sort of thing. It’s a simple idea and yet it could be really memorable for the child. Just a casual look in the refrigerator…”What do we have here?” “What’s it for?” “Where does it come from?” “Do you know how to prepare it?”
I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a game, as the title says, but perhaps it could even become competitive to a point, or could be a jumping-off place for further investigation. “No, I don’t know what family this vegetable is in. Let’s go look it up.”
This type investigation could be extended to an evening when your child helps you fix dinner. Bring out the ingredients and ask about them. What do they taste like? Do you think green peppers would go well with chocolate? How is this meal different (or similar to) another meal we had recently?
There is no right or wrong time to teach children about food, and it seems to be an important subject that is often missed.